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Greater Cleveland Food Bank

BackPacks for Kids

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BackPacks for Kids

The program allows the Food Bank to provide children with food to take home over the weekend.

Throughout the school year, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank partners with school and nonprofit after school programs to provide children with food to take home over the weekend.

Each week, our partner sites receive bags of food for the children participating in the program. The bags of food are discreetly placed in a backpack and sent home with each child on Fridays to sustain them through the weekend. The program is operated with respect for the children’s confidentiality.

How can I help?

  • Just $4 will provide enough food for a child for an entire weekend and $16 will feed a child each weekend for a month. Through your generous donations to the BackPack for Kids Program you will be partnering with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to help us reach children in a safe accessible environment who are at-risk for hunger. Donate today!
  • Volunteer your time. Volunteers are an integral part of our operation. Link to volunteer page Volunteer today!
  • Organize a backpack food drive at your company, church, club or organization.

Apply to bring a BackPack program to your site by completing this online application.

Learn more about the program by viewing this fact sheet.

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding the BackPack Program please contact us kids@clevelandfoodbank.org.

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